Monday, 28 July 2014

DESKTOP 360 - DREAM

This is a digital collage of photos, my drawings and text.

It is part of the Monday Mellow Yellows meme,
and also part of the Mandarin Orange Monday meme.

Friday, 25 July 2014

DESKTOP 357 - CHOPIN STATUE

The Chopin Statue is a large bronze statue of Frédéric Chopin that now stands in the upper part of Warsaw's Royal Baths Park aka Łazienki Park, adjacent to Aleje Ujazdowskie (Ujazdów Avenue). It was designed in 1907 by Wacław Szymanowski for its planned erection on the centenary of Chopin's birth in 1910, but its execution was delayed by controversy about the design, then by the outbreak of World War I. The statue was finally cast and erected in 1926.

This post is part of the Skywatch Friday meme.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

DESKTOP 355 - BENALLA, VICTORIA

Benalla is a small city located on the Broken River in the High Country north-eastern region of Victoria, Australia, about 188 kilometres north east of the state capital Melbourne. At the 2006 Census the population was 9,129. It is the administrative centre for the Rural City of Benalla local government area.

This post is part of the Waterworld Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Outdoor Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme,
and also part of the ABC Wednesday meme.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

DESKTOP 348 - AGORA, ATHENS, GREECE

A view of the Tower of the Winds (ancient clock and weather station) in the ancient Agora, with a view of the Acropolis behind it.

This post is part of the Outdoor Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme,
and also part of the ABC Wednesday meme.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

DESKTOP 347 - BAUHINIA

Bauhinia galpinii is a species of shrub in the family Fabaceae. It is endemic to parts of Eastern and Southern Africa, where its popular name is "Pride of De Kaap". In other places however, it is variously known as Orchid Tree, Red Bauhinia, Nasturtium Bauhinia, African Plume, Red Orchid Bush, and by other informal names. The species name commemorates E. E. Galpin.

This post is part of the Our World Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Ruby Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Nature Footsteps Floral Macros meme.

Sunday, 13 July 2014

DESKTOP 345 - NETTLE

“Tender-handed stroke a nettle,
And it stings you for your pains;
Grasp it like a man of mettle,
And it soft as silk remains.” - Aaron Hill
 

This post is part of the I Heart Macros meme.

Friday, 4 July 2014

DESKTOP 336 - KITE

Happy Independence Day to all my American friends!
 

This post is part of the Skywatch Friday meme.



Wednesday, 2 July 2014

DESKTOP 334 - YEW

Yew (Taxus baccata) is a conifer native to western, central and southern Europe, northwest Africa, northern Iran and southwest Asia. It is the tree originally known as yew, though with other related trees becoming known, it may now be known as English yew, or European yew.
 

This post is part of the Outdoor Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme, 
and also part of the ABC Wednesday meme.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

DESKTOP 333 - ALSTROEMERIA

Alstroemeria commonly called the Peruvian lily or lily of the Incas, is a genus of flowering plants in the family Alstroemeriaceae. They are all native to South America. Almost all of the species are restricted to one of two distinct centers of diversity, one in central Chile, the other in eastern Brazil. Species of Alstroemeria from Chile are winter-growing plants while those of Brazil are summer-growing.

This post is part of the Nature Footsteps Floral Macros meme,
and also part of the Our World Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Ruby Tuesday meme.